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SME sentiment pops – are we turning a corner?

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the Fifth Quadrant SME Sentiment Tracker suggests confidence is growing in line with falling inflation and the stabilisation of…

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how strategic technology investment fuels growth in Australian SMEs

the critical role of SMEs in Australia’s economy Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) serve as the linchpin of Australia’s economic fabric, responsible for considerable contributions to job creation, innovation, and…

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the ChatGPT experiment by fifth quadrant

Over the past six months, Fifth Quadrant has embarked on a unique exploration into the awareness and application of ChatGPT amongst Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across Australia. The graphics…

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challenging landscape persists as revenues decline

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the SME Sentiment Tracker offers a snapshot of persistent challenges and a glimmer of hope. The downward trajectory of…

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digitalising the in-store experience – captivating the customer

The digital experience has become increasingly important for retailers in Australia, as it has the potential to drive revenue growth, increase customer loyalty, and improve operational efficiency. The value of…

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interest rates and energy costs drive SME sentiment lower

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the SME Sentiment Tracker shows both positive and negative indicators in June. Notably, 37% of SME decision-makers reported a…

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39% of SMEs fearful of recession

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the SME Sentiment Tracker shows that despite slightly softer revenue and profit numbers, SME financial performance was relatively strong…

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digital strategies boosting australian exports

The past few years have served as a vivid reminder of just how tightly woven the international tapestry of trade and interdependence really is. The economic aftershocks of the pandemic…

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SMEs report stronger financials but recruitment activity stalls

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the SME Sentiment Tracker shows a significant improvement in financial performance in April 2023, following a slow start to the…

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SMEs remain resilient despite fears of recession

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the SME Sentiment Tracker shows that despite significant challenges, all key performance indicators ticked upwards in March. One quarter…

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